Lake Adams Bush Trail Mariginiup
Lake Adams Bush Trail in Mariginiup is probably one of my favorite places to go, especially during the wet seasons. There are multiple tracks that you can take around or through the lake, most of which are also used by horse riders. You can come here to enjoy a bush walk, take your dogs, ride your horse, and even ride your bicycle around. Always remember when exploring, to take care to not damage the habitat and keep the location free from rubbish.
Our canine guests who take park in our Canine Hikes activity while they are here, enjoy part of one of Lake Adams tracks available. Our staff head off with our holiday guests, from our facility, north up Adams Rd where they begin the start of one track of the many tracks. They continue straight for a little while longer and then take a left down towards Dempster Pl, this part is gorgeous with the tall tree’s on either side. Our holiday guests continue down this track, cross over the road and down past the hill before turning around.
A little about Lake Adams
Lake Adams dampland is 1 of 188 wetlands situated within the City of Wanneroo. Which is forms part of the chain of linear wetlands, circular wetlands, and subterranean wetlands. Some of which represent the last remaining freshwater wetland systems on the Swan Coastal Plain. Lake Adams is classified as a Conservation Category Wetland (CCW), which form part of a complex of wetlands extending north-south along the Swan Coastal Plain and comprise some of the oldest and last remaining freshwater wetland systems. Wetlands and surrounding vegetation are important in serving as a breeding ground for local birds, and a summer refuge for bird populations (including trans-equatorial migratory wading birds). Lake Adams is under the Conservation Management Category, which means this wetland support a high level of ecological attributes and functions. The City of Wanneroo’s objective for this land is to preserve and protect their existing conservation values through various mechanisms.
Key things to keep in mind:
- Lake Adams tracks are used not only by dog owners but also horse riders. Please keep this in mind when exploring the beautiful tracks to share the area, give horses a wide space, allow them to pass you, and to keep your dog on a lead.
- Take only photos and leave only footprints. Please remember to clean up after yourself and your pooch. If you see any rubbish around, please dispose of accordingly.
- As this is not a designated off lead dog area, please keep your dog on a lead or long lead.
- Be careful of snakes in the warmer seasons, they are around.
- As this is a native bush area, fires may occur. Please be aware and respond appropriately.
- Please remember to take water, poo bags, dog lead, wear appropriate walking shoes, and to wear sunscreen and a hat (in summer).
There are a couple of areas suitable for parking to gain access to the tracks.
- Coogee Rd:
We would recommend parking on the verge of Coogee Rd, between Lee-Steere Dr and Adams Rd. This area is one of the closest points of access to the tracks. The other point of access is off Neaves Rd, but we do not recommend parking within the reserve, nor on the verge of Neaves Rd. There is some verge parking on Dempster Pl but space is limited.
On average the walk is about a 45 min loop. However, if you explore the tracks further or do multiple routes please allow a 2hr to 3hrs.
Easy to moderate.
See below a map of tracks (rough guide only) you can take around Lake Adams.
- The blue track involves walking along Adams Rd. Once you enter the conservation area you can choose to continue along the dark green track or pick one of the others that are available.
- The yellow track involves walking through the lake, please remember to take care in the wet season as water depth may vary, and in the dry season due to snakes.
- We recommend parking on the verge of Coogee Rd, between Lee-Steere Dr and Adams Rd.
- Please remember to share the area, horses and their owners also frequently use these tracks.
* Map not to scale
Personally recommended by the West Coast Pet Care Centre Team.
– Local Biodiversity Plan 2018/19, City of Wanneroo.